We endeavor to create an atmosphere of “relaxed alertness” where there is a combination of high challenge and high expectations in a low threat learning community; and a state of mind that combines confidence, competence and intrinsic motivation (Cainelearning.com).
The Education Transformation Centre is an alternate education course, designed to prevent encounters with the justice system and reduce frequent instances of detention and suspension.
ETC's therapeutic mental health services include mental health assessments, person-centered service planning, therapeutic activities, parent consultations/psycho-educational training, teacher collaboration and service/program evaluation.
ETC provides a therapeutic environment where students participate in psycho educational and counseling groups that supplement the traditional academic activities.Counseling Application Academic Consultation Services
ETC’s integrative approach includes a team of educators, clinical mental health counselors, qualified mental health providers, parents, and community mentors.
Who We Serve
Charlottesville City Public Schools, Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson
Our integrative and alternative education model is designed to eliminate the stigma of utilizing mental health services. Its seamless clinical learning model fosters emotional self-efficacy while building essential life skills.
Collaboration with host schools will facilitate a bridge for a student's return full-time to the traditional setting once mental health goals are met or an intensive level of services are no longer needed.
We accept Medicaid, Child Services Act (CSA), Private Insurance, and Direct Payments.
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
Meet the Founder
Dr. Dolores Carr is friendly, caring, and with over 20 years of public teaching, she has an overwhelming wealth of knowledge and experience in transforming student's lives.
"My goal is to assist students in finding their passion, then provide education options with choices matched for each individual student."- Dolores Carr